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Restoring Enfield’s Rivers Event – Turkey Street, River Action Day 17.05.2022

May 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

THAMES21 and Enfield Council have teamed up to deliver conservation and restoration events in the London Borough of Enfield, creating cleaner and safer spaces for wildlife and people.

Join us for some time outdoors, near Turkey Street Station. Where we will be ‘Balsam Bashing’ along the Turkey Brook.

Tasks: Pulling up and removing Hymalayan balsam is an important operation for us. This dominant invasive non-native species grows and spreads quickly, and has a very negative effect on other native riparian plants, by aggressively shading them out! Then in winter when the plant dies back, it leaves the ground bare and banks vulnerable to erosion. No experience is necessary but this is a physical activity in, and beside, a moving freshwater water habitat, and is therefore not suitable for children under 11. Waders and wellies provided.

Date: Tuesday 17th of May

Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm.

Location: Turkey Street Station, Teal Close, North East Enfield, EN3 5TN. We will be meeting just opposite the station in the park. For those who use the what3words app, a more precise location is stray.cost.orbit.

By Car: Residential street parking can be found to the South, such as Winnington Road. To the East the residential parking is limited, although the park’s playground does actually have a small car park. Be respectful of residential access of course. Teal Close, right next to the station is chargeable.

By Bus: Turkey Street Station has a bus stop West of the bridge, and is listed as being served by route 327.

Bring with you: Your lunch and plenty of water. We will provide hot drinks, biscuits, gloves, waders and tools. Please wear suitable sturdy footwear. If you do not have suitable sturdy footwear we have some wellington boots. Please also dress suitably for the weather!

By Train: Yes, Turkey Street Station is an option for this event! Main line and London Overground.


Everyone is welcome, but please sign up using the ‘Event Registration Form’ below.


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Thames21 Event Registration Form - Restoring Enfield's Rivers Project - Turkey Street, River Action Day 17.05.2022

Please register your interest for the event by filling in your name and email address. You will receive a confirmation email with further information and instructions. Thanks for taking a step in protecting your local river. We look forward to meeting you all!
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May 17
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Turkey Street Station
Turkey Street
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